You can always take your pet during your short or long trip but you need to know few things that will help a smooth travel for both you and your pet. When I want to go for a summer vacation, I cannot leave my four legged little one alone so I prefer carrying him during my travel. The beginning may be difficult but ones they are used to the travel, they will enjoy as how you do. They feel very special and loved during their whole travel and it is really a nice experience when your pet is enjoying such kind of pleasant atmosphere.
How do you prepare your pet for travel?
If you have one or two months for your travel, you can easily train him. To practice your pet, you need
- A container
- Favourite toy
- An old shirt or dress
Depending upon the distance of travel, you can buy the container for your pet. There are wooden, plastic and steel containers, depending upon the pet and their need you can choose to buy any of these materials.
- Keep your pet in the contain for a while
- Put his favourite toy and an old dress (for your pet to smell)
- Take him for a short trip on your car
You need to practice your pet to travel in the container well in advance so that they do not feel unsecured when you carry them for long travel. By practicing this, you pet will understand that he will be put in the container while travelling.
What should you do few days prior to your travel?
- Consult his vet
Get a clear bill from the vet which is very important for flying with your pet. Get the health of your pet checked with a vet and collect first aid medicines and kit that is required during your travel.
- Arrange the container
Make sure the container is fully loaded with the things that are required for your pet like his play toy, a mat to absorb liquid etc. Make sure the container is spacious for your pet to stand up and to sleep.
What should you do on the day of travel?
Play with your pet so that he becomes tired and sleeps calm in his container during travel. Do not over feed him with meals but give him plenty of water. Put their ID on their collar and also carry their vet certificate. Give them attention and keep them calm.
What should you do during the travel?
Do not worry about where you pet is going to stay as there are airline staffs who can help you pet to be safe. Once you reach your destination, find out where you can collect you pet. They might be excited to see you back so give them a hug and treat them with a good meal.